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  • Supersonic

    Supersonic

    ★★★★

    This is a supremely entertaining look at the rise of easily the most important British band since the Sex Pistols.

    Occasionally it's content to just coast on the brilliance of Noel and Liam's conversational style, and the second half in particular loses its thread a few times, but if you've ever wondered what all the fuss was about, this does as good a job as you could ask for.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★

    Can you be called the year's Best Actor when you're playing the exact same role you always do?

    Lucas Hedges on the other hand - what a find.

    Is it ok to say this film is slightly ridiculous? It's ludicrously heavy handed with the tragedy, and Casey Affleck is irresistible to every female character, while also able to win every fights he starts.

    And if we're honest, it hits every beat you'd expect in the order you'd expect.

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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★

    A mixed bag.

    In terms of set pieces and visuals, this might be the most spectacular thing I've seen at the cinema since The Matrix.

    In terms of storyline and characterisation, this might be the first time Marvel have really gotten it wrong. Cumberbatch is nondescript with a poor accent in an underwritten origin and Mads Mikkelsen the most criminal waste of a villain yet. Everything from Strange's introduction up to his arrival in Nepal is a mess, and although…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    If you loved the first, you'll like this one.

    In truth, it takes a while to get going - the first hour is guilty of wheelspinning and in danger of becoming overstuffed, while occasionally it's surprisingly less surefooted than the original, leading to some subplots - looking at essentially all the female characters here - feeling under served.

    But on the whole, Gunn and Marvel know what they've got, and by doubling down on the inter-team bickering, the unconventional style…